Practical Insights on Satellites

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

7 Reasons Why Satellite Broadband Will Connect the Unconnected

Published on: Mar 01 2018 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
National governments, international institutions, and the private and public sector have all acknowledged the importance of bridging the digital divide to foster...
11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

11 Cost-Effective Uses of Drones in ICT for Agriculture

Published on: Jun 07 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 1 Comment
In February CRS, in collaboration with NetHope, flew a drone, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), over cashew farms in central Benin. Just from a first look at the...
Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences

Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences

Published on: Dec 22 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Surprise! More Internet Bandwidth Leads to Worse User Experiences
In rural developing communities, access is often provided through slow satellite or other low- bandwidth long-distance wireless links, if available at all. As a...
Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors

Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors

Published on: Sep 21 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Managing the Data Transmission Constraints When Using ICTforAg Sensors
By 2018, according to a recent report from Ericsson, the largest category of connected devices in the world will be comprised of a variety of vehicles and machines,...
How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?

How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?

Published on: Sep 07 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Can Sensor Technologies and Precision Farming Improve Agriculture?
The use of precise, granular data collected via remote and ground sensors has tremendous potential to improve agriculture outcomes. In the industrialized world...
Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Published on: Aug 01 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The FEWS NET early warning system educates decision-makers who are responsible for creating and funding humanitarian response plans, and in December 2015, FEWS...
Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Published on: Jun 01 2016 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Geographic information systems are changing the way we think about food security and famine early warning. At the Transforming Global Food Security event, we talked...
Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?

Published on: May 18 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Can We End Famine As We Know It In Our Lifetime? Is Technology the Solution?
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew...
Will Outernet Bring Connectivity to the Unconnected Parts of the World?

Will Outernet Bring Connectivity to the Unconnected Parts of the World?

Published on: Oct 21 2015 by Guest Writer - 4 Comments
Nearly 5 billion people today lack basic Internet access due to poor telecom infrastructure or government censorship policies. These people are increasingly becoming...
How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Published on: Aug 17 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time
Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million...